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St. Peter's Basilica

Rome, Day 1

March 18th 2012
<-- (Video Here) Our plan this morning was to leave early, find some breakfast on the run (since we didn't have our pantry stocked yet), then go to Vatican City for the 10:30 Latin mass in St. Peter's Basilica followed by a 12:00 blessing by Pope Benedict from his apartment window. After stopping for some croissants and juice, we were slowed a bit by crowds and festivities surroundin ... read more
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